Share this content
0
1105

Theresa May

You must give it to the PM she is working bloody hard

Didn't find your answer?

Search AccountingWEB

Must be working 20 hours per day and I am actually starting to like her.

Whether what she is doing is right or wrong is another matter. I personally think we should tell the EU to get lost and go it alone without a deal.  It may take a few years of suffering but long term we will be much better off.  Obvioulsy my personal view and what do I know- I struggle with accountancy /tax a lot of the time!

Replies

Please login or register to join the discussion.

16th Nov 2018 14:05

Martin I must say I agree, every day she has stand in pit full of snakes wondering which will bite her next.

Personally I think those turn coats that walk away and leave her to sort it out are shameful.

In my employed days If I disagreed with the MD, I would have my say and if he still wanted to do it, I wouldn't quit or sit back and say I told you so.

I would align with them and make it happen even if you didn't think it was a good idea personally.

Its easy for others to sit back and say what they would have done, when they will never be in a position to be called out on it, as its happening now.

What is best for the UK citizens seems to be long forgotten and every now is just posturing for a better job in Government for themselves, whilst blaming the past guy for everything.

Thanks (0)
avatar
By SXGuy
16th Nov 2018 14:06

Maybe she's having it so hard because she's been such a weak pm.

Thanks (1)
By DJKL
16th Nov 2018 14:49

How many of your clients carry a cash pile sufficient to give their business time to redirect their efforts from EU exporting or to rejig their inward supply chains?

How many farming clients do you have who will have little access to EU market except under high tariffs and stringent checks who will survive long enough to redirect their business activities into say the Uk market?

Our contingency plan (and we have no direct EU exposure but some of our tenants may) is to have saved up > £500,000 over the last few years which we currently have on deposit, it will hopefully ensure we weather any downturn in occupancy due to either weaker demand or tenants unable to pay their rent. (Commercial Property Investment Company)

It is all very well with a go it alone and it will be okay in x years approach, how does a business survive the x years to still be in the game when things eventually improve?

The SME sector has a tendency to run on limited liquidity, I have a few clients holding decent cash deposits but also more who maybe only have enough to cover a 6 month downturn, these latter, if impacted by a no deal Brexit, either re their exports, their customer base being impacted or their suppliers being impacted, will struggle and may not be clients in a year's time.

Thanks (0)
avatar
16th Nov 2018 15:09

I expect most people who publically criticise her privately respect her dogged determination at least.

Thanks (1)
16th Nov 2018 15:18

How can anyone respect an aggressive dictator, doggedly refusing to listen to anyone at all firm in the belief that she's the only one who could be right?

And lest we forget, she speaks for no-one but herself. She has been put into office by not a single man, woman or child in this country.

Thanks (0)
to SteLacca
16th Nov 2018 15:32

She was elected PM in a general election last year. It might be a minority government but it was definitely elected, I remember it.

Thanks (1)
avatar
By SXGuy
to Duggimon
16th Nov 2018 20:54

She was elected yes but it was by the skin of her teeth. She needed the DUP for a majority.

What we forget is how she won the leadership to begin with.

Let's remember how Gove lost the first round and Boris stepped down, leaving May the winner by default.

Thanks (0)
to Duggimon
17th Nov 2018 08:39

Duggimon wrote:

She was elected PM in a general election last year.

You're thinking of American elections, where people are elected, not the party. Here in Blighty, the Conservative party was elected to a (minority) Government. Usually, the leader of the winning party is PM. No-one has elected her to be the leader of the Conservative party.

Thanks (0)
to SteLacca
17th Nov 2018 18:49

I’m afraid you’re thinking of another system that isn’t the British one either.

The people of Maidenhead elected her, and the rest of the country knew she was leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party and therefore would become Prime Minister if her party won enough seats, which it did.

Thanks (0)
to SteLacca
19th Nov 2018 09:56

The democratically elected MPs of the Conservative Party elected her leader of the party.

Who is it you think should have been electing her? Since 1974, every second PM has been appointed the same way she was and most of those never went on to win a general election as leader of the party.

There are many arguments against Theresa May being leader of the country but yours is an odd one.

Thanks (0)
to Duggimon
19th Nov 2018 11:15

Duggimon wrote:

The democratically elected MPs of the Conservative Party elected her leader of the party.

When exactly did they do that? She was in the race for leader, and ended up there by default as other runners dropped out. That didn't involve an election.

Thanks (0)
to SteLacca
19th Nov 2018 12:48

Well I suppose that's fair, though it was a foregone conclusion by the time everyone else dropped out. If you'd prefer you could think of the second ballot as an election in which she got more than twice as many votes as the next most popular.

Thanks (0)
avatar
By Mr_awol
to Duggimon
19th Nov 2018 10:53

It doesn't really matter 'who' elected her. Nobody, surely, in their right mind would have voted for her to run the country at the last election. Unfortunately, nobody in their right mind would have voted for the main alternative either.

So we end up with a choice between two main parties, both headed by people only an idiot would trust with something at important as this. There was, at one point, an expectation that the negotiations would be handled by someone other than whomever was PM, but somewhere along the line that became not the case, and now we have Tess trying her hardest to blag her way through being PM until someone has the sense to kick her out.

The only real questions, are who will take over (be it by leadership challenge or general election, will they be any better, and how much damage will TMay do in the meantime?

Thanks (0)
16th Nov 2018 15:34

There's a whole slew of criticism for this deal she's negotiated, as if she ought to have done better. The reason she's got a crappy deal is we're one country negotiating with a block of 27, we have no real negotiating power.

The reason the deal is rubbish isn't that she's done a bad job, it's that brexit is a stupid thing to do and however it's arranged it will be a negative thing for the country.

Thanks (5)
to Duggimon
16th Nov 2018 17:22

I must admit i cant see there IS a deal.

its just treading water for another 2 years in the hope the Irish Issue will resolve itself.

But logically it cannot, if the UK leaves a customs union you need a border, either in Ireland or the Irish sea. Its a nonsense to pretend otherwise. Indeed May say exactly that prior to the vote. The fantasy of a technical solution is a fantasy. [Just look at googlemaps for 10 minutes if you have never been to NI]

And if we cant leave a customs union, the 'best' deal is to be a rule taker from the EU and opt out of as much as we can in terms of EU pay ins/ pay outs.

Which is arguably worse than where we are now.

Which is why leaving is not so bright as there isn't a decent deal we can do, AND keep NI in the union.

So I don't blame Teresa. She is trying to polish a [***]. and in doing so you will get it on your hands, and whiff of it.

Thanks (1)
avatar
16th Nov 2018 15:39

I don’t actually agree with some of her policies and the way she is dealing with the devolved countries. .

I like her as leader as all the others have run away and acting like snakes. They are pathetic regardless what they voted they should stay and work at it

However I was young in Ireland when I voted for the good Friday Agreement so we could live in peace , it means a lot to me coming from a catholic and Protestant family from both Irish and English backgrounds.

The Brexit vote had nothing on the ballot paper that we were voting to break that agreement . I never want both our countries to go back there and people being killed. Some people are too young to remember the heartache it caused families who lost children and families.

I do think Britain can succeed in or out but that does not mean we S..t over good things.

So yes she is the best leader we have at the moment. No one could take that pressure . I have a lot of respect for her.

Thanks (3)
avatar
By Maslins
16th Nov 2018 16:37

I too have grown more respect for her. How she can have a press conference with person after person criticise her (unfairly IMHO) and carry on is amazing. I'd have had a public break down ages ago if I were in her shoes!

I'm a staunch remainer and think Brexit is utterly ridiculous. Regardless of that, she's in the impossible position of trying to find a deal that appeases everyone wherever they sit along the line from hard Brexiteers to firm remainers.

Thanks (3)
16th Nov 2018 17:21

We also have to remember that she didnt want the job in the first place.
Also I think she doesnt look as tired as she has looked in her previous life as a Home Sec. Bags under eyes not so prominent or has she had time for botox?

Thanks (0)
avatar
to Jennifer Adams
16th Nov 2018 21:29

She didn’t want the job? Does anyone really believe that.

Thanks (1)
By Locutus
16th Nov 2018 22:02

Yes, TM has been working incredibly hard.

But what I think is unforgivable is that she won the 2017 General Election with the slogan "no deal is better than a bad deal".

She then proceeded to make little credible preparation for no deal. This, quite frankly, is negligent, given that the EU is effectively a confederation of many parties, any of which could unexpectedly reject any deal reached.

Thanks (2)
Share this content